Resolving Conflicts at Work by Kenneth Cloke
Eight Strategies for Everyone on the Job

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Here is a completely updated edition of the best-selling Resolving Conflicts at Work. This definitive and comprehensive work provides a handy guide for resolving conflicts, miscommunications, and misunderstandings at work and outlines the authors’ eight strategies that show how the inevitable disputes and divisions in the workplace actually provide an opportunity for greater creativity, productivity, enhanced morale, and personal growth. This new edition includes current case studies that put the focus on leadership, management, and how organizations can design systems to change a culture of avoidance into a culture of creative conflict. The result is a more practical book for today’s companies and the people who work in them.

About Kenneth Cloke

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Kenneth Cloke (Santa Monica, CA) is Director of the Center for Dispute Resolution and founding President of Mediators Beyond Borders.  He is a mediator, arbitrator, attorney, coach, consultant, and trainer, specializing in communication, negotiation, and resolving complex multi-party conflicts, including community, grievance and workplace disputes, collective bargaining negotiations, organizational and school conflicts, sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits, and public policy disputes, and in designing preventative conflict resolution systems for organizations. His coaching, consulting, facilitation, and training practice includes work with leaders of public, private and non-profit organizations on effective communications, collaborative negotiation, relationship building, conflict resolution, leadership development, strategic planning, team building, and organizational change. He is a nationally recognized speaker and author of many journal articles and books, including Mediation:  Revenge and the Magic of Forgiveness; Mediating Dangerously: The Frontiers of Conflict Resolution; The Crossroads of Conflict: A Journey into the Heart of Dispute Resolution; and Conflict Revolution: Mediating Evil, War, Injustice, and Terrorism. He is co-author with Joan Goldsmith of Thank God It’s Monday! 14 Values We Need to Humanize the Way We Work, Resolving Conflicts at Work: 8 Strategies for Everyone on the Job (2nd Edition); Resolving Personal and Organizational Conflict: Stories of Transformation and Forgiveness; The End of Management and the Rise of Organizational Democracy, and The Art of Waking People Up: Cultivating Awareness and Authenticity at Work.  Joan Goldsmith (Santa Monica, CA) has been an educator, organizational consultant, mediator, and trainer for forty-five years, specializing in collaborative negotiation, high performance teams, leadership development and organizational change.  She was a co-founder of Cambridge College and a life member of its Board of Trustees. She has been a leader in mediation, public education and higher education as a professor, administrator, consultant, facilitator and trustee.  In partnership with Ken Cloke and the Center for Dispute Resolution she has been a mediator and trainer in conflict resolution.She is the author with Warren Bennis of Learning to Lead: A Workbook on Becoming a Leader.
Published July 27, 2007 by Jossey-Bass. 384 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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